Lincoln woman sentenced for buying guns for felon boyfriend
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Lincoln woman will spend more than a year behind bars for supplying her boyfriend, a convicted felon, with at least two guns.
Kylie Thompson, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for transferring firearms to a felon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard also sentenced her to three years of post-prison supervised release.
The case arose out of a shooting investigation by Lincoln Police in July 2021.
Investigators heard a phone conversation in which Thompson’s boyfriend, Chase Bass, talked about providing a gun to a felon.
Authorities discovered that Thompson had bought 12 guns in Lancaster County from March 18 to July 15, 2021.
She “transferred some of these firearms to Bass,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Buying a gun for a felon is also called a straw purchase.
On July 16, 2021, Bass was arrested in Cass County while he and Thompson were in her car.
Bass had a backpack with ammunition and a pistol that Thompson had bought the day before. He also had the keys to a safe, in which investigators found another gun purchased by Thompson.
Bass was also found with methamphetamine, drug ledgers and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
Another gun bought by Thompson was found in an alley in downtown Lincoln. The other nine were never recovered.
Thompson pleaded guilty on Aug. 22.
Bass was sentenced in November to more than 14 years in prison.